Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pinterest Love

If you haven't heard of Pinterest, you're really missing out.  It's crazy how one website can bring so much joy and entertainment to my life! I love seeing the crafts and DIY projects others are making, and finding new recipes and tips.  The best part of Pinterest is that you can save links from anywhere online and organize them on "boards" so you can easily find them again.  Visit my page here.

Here are a few things I have made from Pinterest:

An ornament wreath (pin):

A wall of frames (pin):
I intended to put photos in these frame, but decided I liked it better without photos.

Two cake plates/cupcake tower (pin): 

 An erasable menu planner (pin): 

Finally, a sweater purse (pin):

You can see, Pinterest is very addictive.  Happy Pinning!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival!


 It's Blogger's Quilt Festival time again!  Hop over to Amy's blog to see what everyone has made! This online festival is such an inspiration!
I'll share my most recent finish, a t-shirt quilt! It's made from my dad's 5k race t-shirts that he collected over the past few years. It was a lot of fun to pick out the best shirts to use for the quilt.  We decided on a "road" design for the background.  I love it! 

Here's a great tutorial for t-shirt quilts.  They are very simple to make and leave you with a one of a kind gift.

On the back, I included some t-shirt backs so we can remember all of the race sponsors!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MSU Wreath

I know this is a "quilt" blog, but I have to share my latest craft.

I got the idea from Pinterest (the greatest site ever).  I thought this project would take FOREVER, but it only took 3 hours. I watched several shows on DVR, and it was finished!  Hobby Lobby was the only place that had the wreath frame, and the fabric is from Hancock's.  I only used the larger frame and didn't use the outer ring.  I love the way it turned out!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dad's 5k T-Shirt Quilt

I just finished this awesome quilt for my dad.  It's made from his 5k race t-shirts that he's collected over the past few years. We decided on a "road" design for the background.  I love it! 

Here's a great tutorial for t-shirt quilts.  They are very simple to make. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bird Wristlet

When I saw this tutorial from Pink Penguin, I knew I had to make one!


The bird fabric came from IKEA. It's so cute!

I'm definitely going to make more wristlets now that I have a better idea what size is most useful.

Hexagon Placemats!

I bought this gorgeous fabric at Joann's and planned to make fun summer placemats.  After browsing the Internet, I decided on the hexagon design.

I made an equilateral triangle template with Word and the rest was pretty easy!

To make it super quick, I sewed it together inside out and turned it to skip the binding step.

Next, I might make a matching pot holder.

Bloggers' Dinner Party

Check out what other people are making at the Blogger's Dinner Party!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirt Quilt

Over the weekend, I finished my Hard Rock Cafe T-Shirt Quilt!  In high school, I collected these shirts and enjoyed wearing them.  After a while, I retired them, but saved them for a quilt one day. 

I designed this quilt using Excel.  Surprisingly, it came together exactly as I planned.  All the fabric came from Joann's.  I had no idea what color would match these bright shirts, but the batiks seems to go perfectly.

For the back, I used zebra print to balance the bright colors but still keep it wild.

I still need to make a label for it.  I'll post it soon.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sprocket Poppy Pillow

After a month of dragging my feet, I finished my sprocket pillow!
Awesome blogger CluckCluckSew posted this tutorial on how to make this circle pillow.
It's just lovely next to my other poppy pillows.

Here's the back.  I used my left over blocks from the other pillows.

The pillow was very easy to make, and I learned a little about sewing on a curve.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Poppy Pillow Part 2 - Blogger's Pillow Party

This week, I finished my second Poppy/Chopped Veggies Pillow. 
It looks AWESOME on my purple couch next to the first Poppy Pillow

Again, I used Oh, Fransson!'s Chopped Veggies pattern.  This pattern taught me the basics of improv piecing. I usually prefer exact instructions and clean lines, but it was fun to try something new. 

I used Laura Gunn's Dogwood Stripe in Aqua for the back.  I love how all the fabrics coordinate.  
Zippers are becoming my friends too!

Here's the beautiful pair!  They make me happy!

Blogger's Pillow Party

Jump on over to to see other pillows at the Pillow Party.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Winter Placemats

I made more placemats!   Since Christmas is over, I needed something new on my table. 

While visiting Texas, my friend Lacey and I picked out this Joann fabric for winter-esk placemats.  The bare trees remind me of winter and the pink has subtle hearts for Valentine's Day.

I used this pattern by Handmade by Alissa.  Her instructions were very easy to follow! 
I wanted to practice my free motion quilting, but my machine had other plans!  After I snapped two needles, I decided straight line quilting works just fine! 

The tree fabric reminds me of this painting I made at ARTjamN. (3rd from left) We had so much fun painting!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Poppy Pillow

Here is my new pillow!  I used a pattern by Oh, Fransson! and fabric by Laura Gunn. 

My parents gave me this book by Miss Oh, Fransson! herself.  I cannot wait to make something from it.

I picked up the fabric from Klazzy Katz and Joann.

Here you can see my first zipper!  I thought it would be difficult, but it really wasn't!